Music City Booking presents
Robyn Adele Anderson
Von Smith, Ayanna Martine, Katie Burke, Aly Cutter
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Robyn Adele Anderson
Robyn Adele Anderson is a jazz singer, actress, and pinup model. Across social media, she has amassed over 160,000 followers and over 140 million views on YouTube due in large part to her breakout performances with the musical collective Postmodern Jukebox. She served as one of Postmodern Jukebox's primary vocalists during their first year of success and now joins the band for tours, videos, and private performances.
In addition to producing her own videos and albums, Robyn is currently active in New York City theater. In 2015, she was cast as Lilyan Tashman in the immersive theater production "Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic" at the Liberty Theater and was cast as Lucile in flexCO's "The Flying Doctor by Moliere" this past summer. Robyn has also performed on several television shows including "Good Morning America," "Fuse TV," and "VH1 Morning Buzz."
Before she pursued a career in music, Robyn grew up in Albany, NY and attended Binghamton University. In 2011 she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Arabic with a concentration in Middle Eastern Affairs. Robyn is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational German and Turkish.
A Kansas City, Missouri native, Von Smith was most recently seen on E!'s "Opening Act", where his experience was documented as Lady Gaga chose him to be her opening act on her tour in Australia in 2012. First introduced to the world when his version of "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not going)" from Dreamgirls became a sensation on YouTube, Von Smith has garnered a legion of fans and performed on some of the most celebrated stages, including ABC's "The View", Bravo's "The Kathy Griffin Show", BET's "106th and Park", featured on MTV News, VH1's "Best Week Ever", E's "The Soup", TV Azteca's "La Academia" (Mexico), "Up Junior" (China), and American Idol season 8 as one of the top 17 finalists.
When not rocking out on national stages across the country, or performing in front of symphonies conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Von can be found writing songs in the recording studio, where he has completed two completely original albums, both available on iTunes.
Ayanna Martine is a singer/songwriter from the Hudson Valley Region of New York.
From the time that Katie Burke was fourteen years old singing in her church choir, her soul got in the way, unleashing her big voice and disrupting the harmonious blend. Katie left the choir, but now, over a decade later, her soul is still getting in the way – and this time, it's working. Katie's unique variety of “soul rock,” and her unapologetically powerhouse voice, grab people and touch them in places they didn't even know were there. It's a process of healing and transformation, of truth and beauty and pain all wrapped into one, for both artist and audience.
From a happy childhood growing up in the suburbs of Massachusetts, Katie went on to acting school at New York University, where her songwriting remained an almost shameful secret. It was only after leaving acting school in a flurry of chaos, addiction and angst that Katie finally went public with her music – as in public transit. She honed her performance skills in subway stations and parks. And beneath the towering arches of Washington Square Park, Katie rediscovered her big voice – and let it have full rein.
Manhattan was a harsh teacher, with rootlessness, substance abuse and even death a part of Katie's daily life. After a time, these scarcely fazed her. But she remained plagued by one crippling fear: not being loved. By connecting with harried commuters and fellow vagabonds through the songs that she sang just for them, Katie opened her heart, shared what was inside, and found it lovingly held by the people who listened. On those grimy subway platforms, she learned to love and be loved.
These days, Katie makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee. Interacting with the plethora of high-caliber musicians in Music City has given her an increased appreciation for the craftsmanship of music. As a result, her songs have become more polished, more considered, more precise. Realizing that that big voice of hers had, in some ways, provided her an easy out, an escape from vulnerability, Katie no longer shies away from her own softness. But while the raw volume may have eased, that same honesty and in-your-face vulnerability persists.
Katie's gritty, soulful style is a far cry from the primped and polished variety of mainstream country music. In other words, Katie still doesn't quite fit in – but at this point, she wouldn't have it any other way. And neither would her fans.
Aly Cutter’s vocal performances are a combination of contemporary country and a sultry mix of blues, with a playful alternative edge. Aly's passion for songwriting has lead to multiple publishing deals with iconic country artists such as Trace Adkins and Jimmy Fortune who've recorded her songs.
“To watch an experience or even a simple thought turn into three minutes of honesty in a song that inspires someone who is listening makes every part of this journey worth it,” she says.
Aly packed her car at 16-years-old, said goodbye to her hometown of Lakeland, Florida, and made the decision to follow her dreams of performing and songwriting in Nashville, Tennessee. She landed her first publishing deal at 18. She also opened shows while on tour with RCA recording artist Jeff Bates. Aly was able to sharpen her writing craft and find her own sound through opportunities to write with veteran hit songwriters such as Kenny Beard, Steven Dale Jones, Sherrie Austin, Jimmy Yeary, Casey Beathard, Paul Overstreet, Jimmy Fortune, Jeff Bates, and Kyle Jacobs.
She is influenced by Patty Loveless, Sheryl Crow, Etta James, and Steve Perry.
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